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Two copies of a lecture given by Captain Robert McKilliam

Date: 1933
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Robert D and Robert Laurence McKilliam
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0247

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    Description
    These two documents belonging to Captain Robert Basil Vincent McKilliam are typed copies of a lecture given by Captain McKilliam to the Sydney Shiplovers' Society in 1933.
    HistoryScottish-born Captain Robert Basil Vincent McKilliam served in the Aberdeen White Star Line between 1876 and 1908. A native of Aberdeen, he was apprenticed at 14. He served under famous clipper captains like Robert Kemball and on famous clippers like THERMOPYLAE and SALAMIS, mostly in the Britain-to-Australia service. He also served in the modern steamers of the day. After 32 years he retired from the sea and soon after, in 1910, he married. In 1913 he brought his family to live in Sydney. Appointed Assistant Manager of Darling Island Wharf, he worked as a superintendent stevedore in Sydney from World War One up to the Great Depression. He died at his home in North Sydney in 1934.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Two copies of a lecture given by Captain Robert McKilliam

    Assigned title: Original handwritten and three typed copies of a lecture given by Capt Robert Basil Vincent McKilliam to the Sydney ship - lovers society, 1933

    Collection title: McKilliam family collection

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